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Musculoskeletal Services

Meet the team

This page gives you details about senior staff working in Musculoskeletal Services.


Management team

Professor David J DeehanConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director
  • Tel: (0191) 213 7264 (Freeman)/(0191) 282 5307(RVI)
  • GMC Code: 3331028
  • Qualifications: MD MSc FRCS(Tr & Orth)
  • Special Interests

    Knee surgery (soft tissue and joint replacement)

    Lower limb reconstructive surgery
  • Biography

    Professor Deehan has an MD in surgical immunology and became a knee fellow (NSOSM) in Sydney in1999.  He was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Knee Surgeon for the Newcastle Hospitals in 2000 and acquired an MSc in bioengineering.

    Professor Deehan is Co-Director / Founder of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and became an Honorary Professor of University of Newcastle in 2009.

  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital (elective) and RVI (acute/reconstructive)
  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman - Tuesday pm

    RVI - Wednesday am
  • Name of Secretary
    Michelle Bolingbroke(Freeman)/Debbie Hopper(RVI)
  • Professor David Deehan 

Mr Craig GerrandConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director
  • Tel: 0191 213 7708
  • GMC Code: 3331578
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, FRCSEd(Tr and Orth), MD
  • Special Interests

    Bone and soft tissue tumours

    Metastatic bone disease

    Hip and knee replacement
  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine from The University of Edinburgh in 1989 and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Glasgow, where I was Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. I completed my Orthopaedic training in Toronto, Canada with Fellowships in Orthopaedic Oncology and Lower Limb Reconstruction at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

    I gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993 and the specialist Fellowship in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in 1999. In 2005 I graduated with a higher degree (MD) having written a thesis on the subject of adult soft tissue tumours.

    I was appointed as a Consultant at the Freeman Hospital in 2001. I am interested in research in bone and soft tissue tumours, and hip and knee replacement. I am a Past President of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, and a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Sarcoma Studies Group.
  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided
    Clinics held weekly every Wednesday and Friday
  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Rowlinson
  • Mr Craig Gerrand 

Dr Ben ThompsonConsultant Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology

  • Consultant Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology
  • Tel: Christine Roseby
  • GMC Code: 6028446
  • Qualifications: MD MRCP MBBS
  • Special Interests

    Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis), musculoskeletal ultrasound, early arthritis

  • Biography

    I am originally from Sheffield and graduated in 2001 from Newcastle University. I continued my training in the North East, and was awarded an MD for my research around education for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2011. I have continued my research interests with projects examining information provision and decision making for patients and those around them.

    I am a Clinical Advisor to Arthritis Research UK and write and edit the Arthritis Research UK information booklets for patients, alongside content on their website.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Specialist spondyloarthritis clinic

    Musculoskeletal ultrasound clinics

    Early arthritis clinic

    General Rheumatology

  • Name of Secretary
    Christine Roseby
  • Ben Thompson 

Phil PowellDirectorate Manager Musculoskeletal Services

Ruth SaundersModern Matron

Leanne DaviesAssistant Directorate Manager, Musculoskeletal Services

Consultant Rheumatologists

Dr Rachel DuncanClinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Name of Secretary
    Tracy Hoye

Dr Bridget GriffithsConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: (0191) 2137978
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Carole Fairless

Dr P Jonathan HeaneyConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 6026648
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCP
  • Special Interests

    Connective tissue diseases (inflammatory)

  • Biography

    I completed my specialist training in Edinburgh in 2012, before moving to the North East, initially at Sunderland Royal, and at Freeman since 2017.

  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General Rheumatology

    Early Arthritis

    Connective tissue disease

  • Name of Secretary
    Karolyn Houghton
  • Dr_P_Jonathan_Heaney 

Professor John D IsaacsProfessor of Clinical Rheumatology and Consultant Rheumatologist

  • Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7968
  • GMC Code: 2583972
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hon) MB BS PhD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Inflammatory arthritis

    Refractory inflammation, including vasculitis and other inflammatory syndromes

  • Biography

    John Isaacs is Director of the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University and consultant rheumatologist at the Freeman Hospital.

    He graduated from London University with a first class degree in Physiology and Medicine, followed by junior posts in London (Hammersmith Hospital) and Harvard (Beth Israel Hospital). He read for his PhD in Immunology at Cambridge. Over the past 20 years he has studied the potential of novel immunotherapies to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ranging from target identification to early and late-stage clinical trials. He has performed several pioneering translational studies, challenging existing dogma and informing the design of subsequent generations of therapeutic agents. In 1999 he received the British Society for Rheumatology Michael Mason Medal. In 2010 he presented the Heberden Round to the Society.

    Nationally, he chairs Arthritis Research UK’s Clinical Study Group for Inflammatory Arthritis, developing an internationally competitive research strategy for the UK. He also leads the MRC/ABPI £4.5m Immunology and Inflammation initiative, ‘seeking a cure for inflammatory arthritis’. He is a member of the Committee for the Safety of Medicine’s Expert Advisory Group on Clinical Trials.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General rheumatology (weekly, Wednesday morning)

    Special interest – refractory inflammatory disease (weekly, Thursday afternoon)

  • Name of Secretary
    Alyson Tait and Karen Richardson
  • John Isaacs 

Dr Lesley KayConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7967
  • GMC Code: 3460210
  • Qualifications: MA (Oxon), MSc (Pub Health), MSc Leadership (QI), BMBCh, FRCP
  • Special Interests
    Dr Kay’s practice includes Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis related to inflammatory bowel disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine from Oxford University in 1990. I came to Newcastle in 1991 and have trained in medicine and rheumatology in the North East, with public health training in Newcastle and Cambridge. I have been a consultant rheumatologist at the Freeman since 2000, and have been Head of Service for Rheumatology (2006-2013) and Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Services (2007-2012). I am one of the Clinical Directors for Patient Safety and Quality.

    My research interests are in education and in use of biologic drugs. I am on the Steering Group for the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Ankylosing Spondylitis (2012) and was previously in a similar position for the BSR Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis (2000-2006). I am a member of the British Society for Rheumatology’s Clinical Affairs Committee, Arthritis Research UK’s Clinical Studies Group for Spondyloarthritis, and a Medical Advisor to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, who gave me a “HealthCare Champion” award. I run the regional specialist clinic for resistant Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis with Dr Ben Thompson and the nurse specialist Michelle Rutherford, and hold occasional combined clinics with Professor Nick Reynolds (Dermatology) and Dr John Mansfield (Gastroenterology).

  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Monday afternoon - Resistant Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis Specialist Clinic with Dr Ben Thompson

    Thursday morning – Rheumatology follow up clinic

    Thursday afternoon – Rheumatology new patient clinic

    Friday morning – Rheumatology follow up clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Tracey Hoye
  • Lesley Kay 

Dr C Elizabeth KiddConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Connective Tissue Diseases

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Lally

Dr Martin LeeConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: 0191 223 1875
  • GMC Code: 6071295
  • Qualifications: MB.BCh.BSc(Hons).MRCP(Rheum).PgDipClinEd.FHEA.MAcadMEd
  • Special Interests

    Early Inflammatory Arthritis

    Adult Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Transitional care / Adolescent Rheumatology

    Medical education

  • Biography

    After qualifying in Wales in 2003, I trained in the South West (Somerset, Devon and Cornwall) and developed an interest in Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Transitional Care and Medical Education.

    I qualified as a consultant in 2011 and started work at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases. In 2012 I took a sabbatical from work to complete a 2,600 mile solo circumnavigation of the UK in a kayak to raise money for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). After starting work in the North East I have become involved in the Early Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic and Transitional Care and have been appointed as Associate Clinical Sub Dean at Newcastle University.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General Rheumatology New and Follow-Up, Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Adult JIA, Ultrasound, Transitional Care.

  • Name of Secretary
    Diane Rundle
  • Martin Lee 

Dr Alice LorenziConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Connective Tissue Diseases

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Wendy Took

Dr Fai NgConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 8039
  • GMC Code: 4153809
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Mr Ng’s clinical interests include Sjogren’s syndrome and the role of diet and arthritis.

  • Biography

    Dr Ng qualified from Cambridge University and completed his Rheumatology training in London.  He obtained his PhD in Immunology at the Imperial College, London and came to Newcastle in 2006 as an Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) clinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology. 

    Dr Ng’s research interests include cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunological tolerance and osteoimmunology.  His research is highly relevant to rheumatology as the breakdown of immunological tolerance is thought to play a major role in many rheumatic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and many other inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and vasculitis.

  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Richardson

Dr Arthur PrattHonorary Consultant Rheumatologist

  • Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7968
  • GMC Code: 6029018
  • Qualifications: BSc (1st class, with Honours), MBChB (Dist. Anatomy), MRCP, PhD
  • Special Interests

    Early inflammatory arthritis, “Pre-RA,” experimental rheumatology.

  • Biography

    Arthur completed undergraduate training at Leeds Medical School in 2001, with an intercalated BSc degree in Molecular Medicine.

    After general postgraduate training in Yorkshire and Nottingham he was admitted to the Royal College of Physicians in 2004. Undertaking specialist Rheumatology training in the North East, he gained an Arthritis Research UK Research Training Fellowship in 2007. Whilst helping to develop the Newcastle Early Arthritis Clinic, he carried out research to develop new tools for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis, and was awarded his PhD in 2011.

    He remains active in research, recently spending 18 months as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer before taking up his current post.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Early arthritis

    General rheumatology

  • Any other Information
  • Arthur Pratt 

Dr Muddassir ShaikhLocum Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Ben ThompsonConsultant Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology

  • Consultant Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology
  • Tel: Christine Roseby
  • GMC Code: 6028446
  • Qualifications: MD MRCP MBBS
  • Special Interests

    Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis), musculoskeletal ultrasound, early arthritis

  • Biography

    I am originally from Sheffield and graduated in 2001 from Newcastle University. I continued my training in the North East, and was awarded an MD for my research around education for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2011. I have continued my research interests with projects examining information provision and decision making for patients and those around them.

    I am a Clinical Advisor to Arthritis Research UK and write and edit the Arthritis Research UK information booklets for patients, alongside content on their website.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Specialist spondyloarthritis clinic

    Musculoskeletal ultrasound clinics

    Early arthritis clinic

    General Rheumatology

  • Name of Secretary
    Christine Roseby
  • Ben Thompson 

Dr Josephine VilaConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Connective Tissue Diseases

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Name of Secretary
    Karolyn Houghton

Dr David WalkerConsultant Rheumatologist

  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 7977
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Valerie Train and Revinder Chahal

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons

Mr Steve AldridgeConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 4479509
  • Qualifications: MA, MD, FRCS (T&O), MFSEM
  • Special Interests

    Mr Aldridge’s practice includes orthopaedic trauma, upper limb trauma and shoulder and elbow surgery. As part of this Mr Aldridge’s specialist practice includes arthroscopic shoulder surgery for instability and rotator cuff pathology, open shoulder and elbow surgery, and upper limb fracture and non-union surgery.

  • Biography

    Mr Aldridge has completed training in Cambridge (Medical School), Newcastle upon Tyne (Surgical Training), Sydney (Upper limb fellowship) and Grenoble (Trauma Fellowship).  He became a Consultant at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2012 and is currently an AO faculty member, and has taught as faculty on upper limb surgery courses.

    Mr Aldridge is also interested in sports medicine, and has worked for British Gymnastics as a team doctor.

  • Directorate

    Musculo Skeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Deborah Fishwick

Mr John R AndrewsConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 282 5192
  • GMC Code: 3566563
  • Qualifications: MB BCh
  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Karen O'Keefe/Kerry Myers

Mr Tom BeckingsaleConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1496
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Name of Secretary
    Kelly Hall

Mr Sharad BhatnagarConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 21 37264
  • GMC Code: 6061607
  • Qualifications: MB BS, MS(Orth), FRCS(Tr.&Orth)
  • Special Interests

    Primary Hip & Knee joint replacement

    Revision Hip & Knee Surgery/ Arthroplasty

    Knee arthroscopy

    Orthopaedic Trauma

    Peri-prosthetic fractures

  • Biography

    Mr. Bhatnagar completed the higher surgical training in the North East of England. He was the Cavendish Hip Fellow (revision arthroplasty) at Sheffield. He also did the BOA trauma fellowship at Middlesbrough. He has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon since Feb 2015.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services.

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary – Trauma

    Freeman Hospital - Elective

  • Clinics Provided

    Fracture clinic – Thursday PM weekly

    Elective clinic – Wednesday PM weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Michelle Bolingbroke
  • Sharad_Bhatnagar.jpg 

Mr William H BlissConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 282 5022
  • GMC Code: 3680980
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Janet Atkinson

Mr W Steven BorlandConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2825076
  • GMC Code: 6128577
  • Qualifications: MBChB FRCS(Tr+Orth) PGDip(Tr+Orth)
  • Special Interests

    Complex orthopaedic trauma

    Pelvis and acetabular fractures

    Post trauma limb reconstruction and deformity correction

    Hip and knee arthroplasty

  • Biography

    Mr Borland graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005. He completed his higher surgical training in the North-East and where he developed and interest in orthopaedic trauma. 

    He completed the Ilizarov limb reconstruction fellowship in Kurgan, Russia. He then spent a year in Toronto, Canada at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St Michael’s Hospital gaining experience of complex trauma, pelvis and acetabular (hip socket) injuries and hip and knee replacement.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Limb reconstruction clinic - Mon AM

     

    Fracture clinic - Tues PM

     

    Elective/Pelvis and acetabulum clinic - Fri AM

  • Name of Secretary
    Tina Garbutt
  • Mr W Steven Borland 

Mr Andrew BoweyConsultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 28 25184
  • GMC Code: 6097022
  • Qualifications: MB ChB MRCS(Glasg) FRCS(Tr&Orth)
  • Special Interests

    Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery

    Paediatric & Adult Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis) Surgery

  • Biography

    University of Aberdeen

    West of Scotland Basic Surgical Training

    Mersey Orthopaedic Rotation

    Newcastle Spinal Fellowship

    Alder Hey Spinal Fellowship

    Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Spinal Fellowship

    AO Spinal Fellowship, Brisbane, Australia

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI & GNCH

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday am    – Adult deformity Clinic (alt)

    Thursday pm  – Adult spinal clinic (alt)

    Thursday am  – Paediatric clinic

    Thursday pm – Joint Adult Deformity Clinic (quarterly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Dorothy Gray

Mr Simon ChambersConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Clinical Governance Lead

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Clinical Governance Lead
  • Tel: 0191 2137330
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Foot and Ankle & Trauma Consultant

  • Biography

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Name of Secretary
    Sheila Richardson

Professor David J DeehanConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director
  • Tel: (0191) 213 7264 (Freeman)/(0191) 282 5307(RVI)
  • GMC Code: 3331028
  • Qualifications: MD MSc FRCS(Tr & Orth)
  • Special Interests

    Knee surgery (soft tissue and joint replacement)

    Lower limb reconstructive surgery
  • Biography

    Professor Deehan has an MD in surgical immunology and became a knee fellow (NSOSM) in Sydney in1999.  He was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Knee Surgeon for the Newcastle Hospitals in 2000 and acquired an MSc in bioengineering.

    Professor Deehan is Co-Director / Founder of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and became an Honorary Professor of University of Newcastle in 2009.

  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital (elective) and RVI (acute/reconstructive)
  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman - Tuesday pm

    RVI - Wednesday am
  • Name of Secretary
    Michelle Bolingbroke(Freeman)/Debbie Hopper(RVI)
  • Professor David Deehan 

Mr Antoine De GheldereConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 7052940
  • Qualifications: MD
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric Orthopaedics, Young adult lower limb and foot & ankle.

  • Biography

    Mr de Gheldere graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in Brussels.  He completed his orthopaedic postgraduate training in Belgium.  He spent two years of clinical fellowship at the Nancy’s Children Hospital (France) and one year as a clinical fellow in paediatric and young adult orthopaedics at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.  He was selected by the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society as their European representative for a North American travelling fellowship award.

    Since joining the team at the RVI Mr de Gheldere is focusing his interest in paediatric orthopaedics and transition care for the young adult.

    Mr de Gheldere is a member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic surgery and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    The Great North Children's Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary.

  • Clinics Provided

    Paediatric Orthopaedics: twice a week

    Transition care (young adults): once a week

    Paediatric Orthopaedic Genetic: twice a month

    Paediatric Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle: once a month

  • Name of Secretary
    Judith Wiles
  • Any other Information

    Languages: English, French

Mr Paul V Fearon Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Trauma

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Trauma
  • Tel: 0191 282 5144
  • GMC Code: 4331524
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MB,Bch,BAO(Hons), FRCS (Tr & Orth) & MD
  • Special Interests

    Orthopaedic Trauma

    Elective forefoot surgery

  • Biography

    Mr Fearon has undertaken fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma in Edinburgh & Canada.

    He has been awarded an MD degree from Newcastle University in the study of bone healing.

    He has established a series of Cadaveric Orthopaedic Trauma Courses at NSTC, dealing with surgeon training

  • Directorate

    Musculo Skeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Fracture clinic, Monday am weekly

    Elective Clinic, Thursday am weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Heather Hogg
  • Any other Information

    Head of Orthopaedic Trauma

    AO faculty

    Examiner Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • Paul Fearon 

Mr David FenderConsultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 282 5183
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Lynne Taylor

Mr Craig GerrandConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Clinical Director
  • Tel: 0191 213 7708
  • GMC Code: 3331578
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, FRCSEd(Tr and Orth), MD
  • Special Interests

    Bone and soft tissue tumours

    Metastatic bone disease

    Hip and knee replacement
  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine from The University of Edinburgh in 1989 and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Glasgow, where I was Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. I completed my Orthopaedic training in Toronto, Canada with Fellowships in Orthopaedic Oncology and Lower Limb Reconstruction at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

    I gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993 and the specialist Fellowship in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in 1999. In 2005 I graduated with a higher degree (MD) having written a thesis on the subject of adult soft tissue tumours.

    I was appointed as a Consultant at the Freeman Hospital in 2001. I am interested in research in bone and soft tissue tumours, and hip and knee replacement. I am a Past President of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, and a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Sarcoma Studies Group.
  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided
    Clinics held weekly every Wednesday and Friday
  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Rowlinson
  • Mr Craig Gerrand 

Mr Mike J GibsonConsultant Spine Surgeon

  • Consultant Spine Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 5184
  • GMC Code: 2374688
  • Qualifications: MB BS (London 1977) FRCS (England 1982)
  • Special Interests

    Full-time Spinal Surgeon - main practice is Scoliosis Surgery and Complex Spinal Reconstruction for Tumours both Primary and Secondary, Trauma and Post Traumatic Deformities.

  • Biography

    Medical training: The London Hospital Medical College, Surgical training in Nottingham and Newcastle. Orthopaedic training in Leicester and Northern Region. Two Fellowships in Spinal Surgery in Nottingham and Adelaide.

    Appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Spinal Surgery in 1990. Since 1996 full-time Spinal Surgeon treating spinal conditions in children and adults.

    Member Executive Committee British Scoliosis Society 1996-99. Chairman AO Spine Education Group 2001-04. President British Scoliosis Society  2010-12. Member United Kingdom Spine Societies Board 2011-13. Member of CRG for Commissioning Specialist Spinal Surgery 2012-13. Member BOA Board of Specialist Societies  2009-12.

  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday morning: Adult Spinal Clinic. Thursday morning: Paediatric Spinal clinic - mainly patients with Scoliosis and surgically-treatable spinal problems.

  • Name of Secretary
    Dorothy Gray
  • Mike Gibson 

Mr Munawar A HashmiConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 21 37443
  • GMC Code: 4340355
  • Qualifications: MD, MSc, FRCS, FRCS T&O
  • Special Interests

    Primary Hip & Knee joint replacement

    Hip Resurfacing for young high demand patients

    Birmingham Mid Head Resection for young damaged hips

    Cartilage Transplant & Knee Reconstruction

    Revision Hip & Knee Surgery/ Arthroplasty
  • Biography

    Mr Hashmi underwent specialist orthopaedic training in Northern Deanery followed by sub-specialist training in Joint Reconstruction at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.

    He also underwent a Visiting Fellowship at London Health Sciences Centre, University of West Ontario, Canada.

  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Hip & Knee Arthritis Clinic    -    For new patients with hip & knee arthritis

    Pre-admission Clinic    -    To consent the patients for surgery

    Mr Hashmi also holds review and research clinics

  • Name of Secretary
    Tracy Little
  • Any other Information

    Received specialist training in reconstruction of failed artificial hip and knee joints using modern implant systems.

    Specialist training in Cartilage transplant.

Mr Philip D HenmanConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 5182
  • GMC Code: 3252013
  • Qualifications: MB ChB
  • Special Interests

    Mr Henman’s practice includes orthopaedic trauma and children’s orthopaedic services. As part of this Mr Henman’s specialist practice includes screening for DDH (Developmental dysplasia (dislocation) of the hip) and club foot treatment.

  • Biography

    Mr Henman has completed specialist training in North East Scotland and Adelaide.  He became a Consultant in 2001 at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is currently a faculty member AO.

    Mr Henman is also very interested in infant hip and shoulder ultrasound screening.

  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Royal Victoria Infirmary.
  • Name of Secretary
    Joanna Easton

Mr James HollandConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2825076 (Royal Victoria Infirmary)
  • GMC Code: 3131338
  • Qualifications: MB ChB
  • Special Interests
    Mr Holland’s major clinical interests are in hip & knee resurfacing, replacement and revision surgery including Arthroscopic surgery
  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary
  • Name of Secretary
    Tina Garbutt (Royal Victoria Infirmary)
  • Mr James Holland 

Mr Alistair IrwinConsultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Mr Sultan QasimConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Kenneth RankinHonorary Consultant in Orthopaedic Oncology

  • Honorary Consultant in Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Tel: 0191 223 1496
  • GMC Code: 4649092
  • Qualifications: MBChB MD FRCS
  • Special Interests

    Hip and knee replacement, Orthopaedic oncology.

  • Biography

    I graduated in 1999 from the University of Dundee. Basic surgical training was in Newcastle followed by an MD investigating the cellular biology of bone metastases. Higher specialist training was in Perth and Dundee followed by a return to the North East as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer.

    My current post as Consultant includes joint replacement, knee arthroscopic surgery and a developing clinical practice in oncology. Research activities include basic science projects modelling bone cancer, translational studies involving the assessment of biomarkers of joint replacement infection, and bone sarcoma circulating tumour cells.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Joint replacement and Orthopaedic Oncology.

  • Name of Secretary
    Kelly Hall
  • Kenneth Rankin 

Mr Paul SandersonConsultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Mr Malik SiddiqueConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 2137043
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate

    Musculo Skeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Smith

Mr Paul Robert StuartConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 213 1571
  • GMC Code: 2822507
  • Qualifications: MB BS
  • Special Interests

    Mr Stuart’s current work encompasses orthopaedic practice devoted to hand and upper limb disorders and surgery. A wide spectrum of diseases are treated with main interests including upper limb surgical rheumatology, soft tissue and bony wrist trauma, and the rehabilitation of rotator cuff and scapula disorders and neurological disorders of the shoulder girdle.

    Mr Stuart is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer and has published work on wrist biomechanics, shoulder biomechanics, wrist disorders and rheumatoid wrist disease.

  • Biography

    Mr Stuart graduated in 1983 from Newcastle University and undertook pre-registration posts and basic surgical training in Newcastle. He was appointed to the Edinburgh training scheme in 1989 and returned to Newcastle in 1991 as senior registrar in Orthopaedics. 

    Mr Stuart then spent a year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, USA undertaking research work in prestigious upper limb units, returning to the UK in 1994 as hand fellow in Nottingham and Derby. 

    In late 1994 Mr Stuart was appointed as Consultant hand and upper limb surgeon at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    Mr Stuart is also an examiner for the intercollegiate board in orthopaedics and trauma (2004-2009).
  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Name of Secretary
    Gillian Stringer

Mr Paulo TorresConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2137413
  • GMC Code: 4265007
  • Qualifications: MBBCh, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)
  • Special Interests

    Mr Torres is a specialist in Adult and Adolescent Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has special interests in Sports Injuries, Arthroscopy of the Ankle and Subtalar joints, Ankle Replacement and Complex Hindfoot Deformity Surgery.

  • Biography

    Mr Torres graduated from The University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg in 1994. He completed his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the Northern Deanery, Newcastle upon Tyne. He undertook an Advanced Surgical Training Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at The Wirral University Teaching Hospitals. He has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since August 2010.

    Mr Torres is the current Chairman of the North Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (NOFAS) and is actively involved in clinical research. He plays an active role in Junior Doctor education and represents the Trust on the Orthopaedic Specialist Training Committee.

  • Directorate

    Musculo Skeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Name of Secretary
    Karolyn Houghton
  • Paulo Torres 

Mr David WeirConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: (0191) 223 1856
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate

    Musculo Skeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Margaret Holder

Mr John R WilliamsConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon / Director of Trauma

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon / Director of Trauma
  • Tel: 0191 282 5044
  • GMC Code: 3191275
  • Qualifications: BM BCh
  • Special Interests

    Mr Williams work involves upper limb surgery specifically the shoulder and elbow joint with a major interest in traumatic and post traumatic conditions.  He provides a comprehensive upper limb service with his colleague Mr P Stuart and three specialist Physiotherapists.

  • Biography

    Mr Williams trained in medicine at Worcester and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford, graduating in 1986.  His surgical training took him to Bath, Stoke Mandeville and finally back to Oxford where he trained specifically in trauma and upper limb surgery.  Mr Williams completed a DM higher degree in Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, Oxford in 1997and a diploma in biomechanics at the University of Strathclyde in the same year.

  • Directorate
    Musculoskeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Deborah Fishwick

Mr Peter H WorlockConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 5049
  • GMC Code: 2304926
  • Qualifications: MB BS (Newcastle) 1976, FRCS Eng (1981), FRCS Edin (1981), DM (Nottingham) 1987.
  • Special Interests

    Musculo-skeletal system injury – particularly complex limb injuries, pelvic and acetabular fractures, children’s fractures and the management of mal-union and non-union after fracture.

  • Biography

    After training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Nottingham and Toronto, Mr Worlock was appointed Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital in 1988. He then moved to Oxford in 1991 as Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and established the Oxford Trauma Unit.

    Mr Worlock was Director of the Oxford Critical Care Centre from 1991 to 1995 and was the Civilian Consultant in Orthopaedic Trauma to the Royal Air Force from 1996 to 2004. He returned home to the North-East and took up his present post in Newcastle in 2005.

  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Fracture Clinic – alternate Tuesdays, at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

  • Name of Secretary
    Sally Bentley
  • Any other Information

    Mr Worlock’s clinical practice is solely confined to musculo-skeletal trauma and post-trauma reconstruction surgery.

  • Peter Worlock 

Mr Guy Wynne-JonesConsultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

Consultant Physicians

Dr Terry AsprayConsultant Physician, Metabolic Bone Service

  • Consultant Physician, Metabolic Bone Service
  • Tel: 0191 233 6161 Ext. 37975
  • GMC Code: 3166451
  • Qualifications: MB BS MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Metabolic Bone Disease

    Geriatric Medicine

  • Biography

    I am an accredited physician, working as a Consultant in Metabolic Bone Disease, having trained in osteoporosis and metabolic medicine in Cambridge and the North East. My clinic treats patients of all ages with metabolic bone disease, including osteoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone and disorders of vitamin D metabolism, as well as a range of less common conditions. I provide an inpatient consultation service to patients in the hospital and have a role in community service development, focusing on the management of osteoporosis in primary care.

    I am also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, where I am strand leader for a Master’s degree course. My current research interests are in metabolic bone disease, particular focusing on the impact of bone health on older people.

  • Directorate

    Musculoskeletal Services

  • Hospital Base

    The Bone Mineral Service is primariliy located at the Freeman Hospital. However services are also provided within the Fracture Clinic at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Dr Aspray is currently working on an exciting project involving osteoporosis screening in the community in conjuction with GPs.

  • Clinics Provided

    Metabolic Bone Disease

    Monday am

    Wednesday am

    Thursday am

    Friday pm

  • Name of Secretary
    Diane Thompson (Clinical) & Christine King (Academic)
  • Terry Aspray 
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